Pueblo West still considering becoming a city, board discussing potential study

Posted at 10:59 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 00:59:21-04

Will Pueblo West become it’s own city? That’s the question still being discussed by Pueblo West’s Board of Directors. 

The first step, though, would be to conduct a study, something the board is considering.

Pueblo West Metropolitan District says the community has been growing at a very high level. The current population is around 30,000. 

If the board authorizes the study it would look at providing services and the money to pay for it. 

Currently, Pueblo West does not collect any sales tax, yet it provides maintenance and numerous programs. 

Jay-Michael Baker, communications & engagement manager, said, "We’re a very large community and with a larger population…there’s a lot of…infrastructure and services that require resources."

There are no specifics on how much the study would cost, but the average price is around $60,000. 

Board members will meet again in two weeks to decide what they’d like to see included in the study. After that they will decide whether or not to move forward.